[Fwd: Bug Tracking Software Link]

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Mon Aug 18 17:14:16 UTC 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, J. Paul Reed wrote:

> Why should the Bugzilla project help them make sales, period (immaterial
> of whether or not they put a link to Bugzilla on their page)?

Whatever dolts decide to PAY for bug tracking software would probably have
anyway.  In terms of net sales for "them" and net bugzilla installations
for "us" it's difficult for me to imagine we're going to end up on the
losing side.  Maybe it'll dissuade some of the bill-gates-loving putzes
from bothering us about ports to their toy OS!  Bru-hahahaha.  ("I only
use Windows to play games and so do you.")

> That's like Linux.com "featuring" links to microsoft.com or sco.com for
> "other operating system technology you might be interested in."

The world would be a better place if more of this sort of thing went on.  
It would help people find the right alternative for them and not get stuck 
on "the only product that I've ever heard of".  A number of open source 
projects do this sort of thing.  I tried to dig up an example.

> "Here's our open source project website; also, if you're in the market
> to spend some money, you might look into trying one of our commercial
> competitors."

Fair competition is based on the consumer having complete knowledge.  
Doing things that encourage fair competition is good.  Period.


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